AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol. AllStarLink runs on a dedicated computer (including the Rasperry Pi) that you host at your home, radio site or computer center. It is based on the open source Asterisk PBX running our app_rpt application. App_rpt makes Asterisk a powerful system capable of controlling one or more radios. It provides linking of these radio "nodes" to other systems of similar construction anywhere in the world via VoIP.
AllStarLink's primary use is as a dedicated computer node wired to your repeater or radio. Connections from Echolink, other VoIP clients and telephone calls are supported. We also have a Java Applet which can be used on older computers to access AllStarLink nodes.
AllStarLink has 21,181 users and 18,035 nodes.
As you might imagine the implementation of this system and its monthly upkeep is very costly. Any monetary help that you can and wish to give will be much appreciated. A PayPal donation button is provided if you wish to do so. Thank you very much. Allstarlink Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
To assure the long-term viability of the Allstar network we have re-engineered the core architecture for processing node registrations and the distribution of the current nodes list.
This is part of an ongoing two-year project to provide sufficient resources for projected node growth and additional stability. In addition, this will create a stable framework for new types of clients to participate in the future.
We would like to thank all the people involved in this effort over the past 24 months. There has been proof of concepts with varying development tools and numerous load tests and we commend the teams for their unsung efforts. We are pleased to be in the position of deployment as we feel this will remove many current limitations on growth.
During this major architecture change there may be a few bumps in the road. We hope you will be forgiving of any outages in the next few days, and know that the back-end staff will be working diligently to identify and resolve any issues that may arise.
You should also be aware that some specific volunteers (past and current) have opposed this sort of design change and we suspect that you may be reading negative comments from them on various platforms. The board’s staffing goals are to promote technical innovation from as many hams as want to get involved and bring new features and clients to Allstar. We look forward to greeting them and their ideas. Those wishing to get involved in the future of Allstar should contact us via email at email@example.com.
Any comments or questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as time permits and the new system settles in.
From all of us, we thank you in advance for your patience during this change and we hope you continue to enjoy AllstarLink as much as we do.
– 73s PetePete Elke /WI6H - President
Bryan Fields, W9CR has resigned from AllStarLink. In Byran’s absence we are actively looking for volunteers who love AllStar and have skillsets including programming in C, SQL, and Web design. We have lots of other ways folks can help out. Please contact kuggie at kuggie dot com to let us know if you’d like to help out in some way.
The AllStarLink Board of Directors, Kevin Custer W3KKC Pete Elke WI6H Todd Lesser KM6RPT Tim Sawyer WD6AWP Dave Shaw WB6WTM
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AllStarLink, Inc., the extension of Jim Dixon's vision for AllStar, has obtained all rights including Copyright to app_rpt and associated material. In the spirit of Open Source, we encourage code contributions to the project. Thank you for your continued support in keeping the AllStar vision alive.The AllStarLink Board of Directors, Kevin Custer W3KKC Pete Elke WI6H Todd Lesser KM6RPT Tim Sawyer WD6AWP Dave Shaw WB6WTM
The AllStarLink team is announcing our new community online forum.
ASL is used on a "conventional" computer system (one with a hard drive, SSD, or Flash card) and involves a full installation of Debian GNU/Linux. The x86 version supports modern motherboards and hardware, unlike its predecessors (ACID, etc), and now there is support for the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 (other ARM platforms coming).